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On Tuesday's 123 show we're talking about teenagers and anxiety. Amy Williams, from Embrace Counselling Hong Kong, joins us at 1.30. After 2, Chewsday food & drinks reporter Andrew Dembina meets Alberto Hernández, the head chef at Aqua Roma restaurant, as they talk about matching food with champagne. (1:15pm-3pm, email@example.com)
A slew of economic data from the mainland shows China’s economy softened a little in the second quarter but was still above the government’s target of around 6.5% growth. GDP grew 6.7% year-on-year compared to the previous quarter’s 6.8%. Fixed-asset investment was up 6% year-on-year in the first half of the year, the slowest growth since 1995 when records started, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Property investment also softened in June. Industrial output slowed from 6.8% growth in May to 6% in June year-on-year. Retail sales beat expectations rising 9%.
Asia Pacific stocks traded lower after the economic data from the mainland. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng index was down 0.2% by the lunchtime break. On the mainland the Shanghai Composite was half a percent lower. ZTE was over 17% higher after the US officially removed the ban on it trading with American suppliers. Shares in Xiaomi dropped as much as 10% before staging a rebound after the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said firms with different voting right structures will not be included in the stock connect scheme. HKEX Chief Executive Charles Li said he will visit Beijing tomorrow and was confident that companies with different voting right structures will be included in the stock connect scheme.
Joining Tuesday’s panel discussion on Money Talk to review the latest business, economic and financial market headlines are Wendy Liu, Head of China Equity Research & Chief Equity Strategist for Greater China at Nomura International and Jack Siu, Director & Senior Investment Strategist for Asia Pacific from Credit Suisse. Providing the view from Japan is Nick Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA in Tokyo. After 8:30, we’ll explore the latest developments in robotics with Eden Lu and Mark Mak founders of Roborn Dynamics. In this week’s emerging markets segment we shall discuss Indonesia with Vasuki Shastry, Asia House Board Member & Author of "Resurgent Indonesia: From Crisis to Confidence."
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Join Annalie Chow for a new Saturday morning series – Legally Speaking. Annalie – herself a student of the law – delves into the background of some of Hong Kong’s most contentious current affairs issues, and explains them from the perspective of our legal system. Consumer protection, efforts to combat the trade in endangered species, the high-speed rail co-location plan: all will be examined with the help of expert guests and commentators. The first of the series – on July 14 – looks into the controversy surrounding ride-sharing services, in particular, Uber. ( Saturdays 8.30am – 9am.)
The end of the Second World War ushered in a long period of ideological confrontation between the former Soviet Union and the West. With global tensions again on the rise, we'll be tracing the history of this decades-long struggle for supremacy, marked by espionage, proxy wars and the ever-present fear of nuclear missiles. Cold War - Stories From the Big Freeze features the voices of those who lived through this dramatic period. This 15-part BBC series continues on Sunday evening at 6.45. In this week's programme, Bridget Kendall tells the story of the development of the hydrogen bomb .
Backchat is on a transmission break from July 9 until August 31. The programme will resume on September 3, with presenter Hugh Chiverton in the chair, accompanied by a series of regular co-hosts. Thanks to our expert guests, and thanks to our listeners and to all of you who contributed your comments and opinions to our discussions. We look forward to more of your emails, Facebook posts and phone calls when we return.
This summer join Peter Lewis for an extended Money Talk, every weekday morning from 8 to 9 on RTHK Radio 3. The 1-hour live show will feature the latest business and financial news, expert analysis from our local and international commentators, special guests, insights from entrepreneurs and company executives, and discussions on hot topics affecting the local business community. Start your day with the most up to date business news, on Money Talk, every weekday morning from 8 to 9 on Radio 3.
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